Natural Medicine

The Natural Medicine Channel details aromatherapy, herbal remedies and home remedies. In addition, the channel offers a vast amount of information on alternative medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.

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Using chamomile to treat an upset stomach is a more natural remedy than over-the-counter products. Learn about using chamomile to treat an upset stomach.

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Using mint for upset stomach is a natural way to soothe discomfort. Learn about using mint for upset stomach and other benefits of mint.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Using ginger for an upset stomach is a more natural treatment than over-the-counter medicine. Learn about using ginger for an upset stomach.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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This guy looks good with his rippling abs, immense pecs and biceps, and zero percent body fat. He points confidently to the camera and announces it's all due to daily supplements of an incredible little amino acid, L-arginine. But can you trust him?

By Eleanor Duse

Though the barbed bur of the tribulus terrestris may sound intimidating, many people claim that it has quite a few functions for the body such as increasing muscle mass, treating kidney ailments, blood pressure problems and cancer.

By Sarah Siddons

Menopause is often a dreaded time for women due to its many uncomfortable symptoms including the most reviled -- hot flashes. Honestly, who wants a semi-sleepless night of repeatedly tossing away covers after waking up drenched in sweat?

By Rosalind Jackson

If you're getting older and creakier, you may be wondering what you can do to stave off the joint pain and reduced mobility that seem to be nearly inevitable byproducts of aging. Could MSM help?

By Eleanor Duse

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Do you ever feel like you'd benefit from ridding your body of all of its toxins? Then the liver cleanse might be for you. Through fasting and adhering to a strict diet, you may be able to increase your liver's health and functionality.

By Sarah Siddons

Better mental function and weight loss in the same bottle. It's an appealing proposition, and one that the proponents of acetyl-L-carnitine make regularly. Whether these claims hold any water is a murkier issue.

By Eleanor Duse

People will try almost anything to lose weight. Diet and exercise may be proven, but somehow, that strange new pill or supplement seems so much more appealing. Enter chromium picolinate.

By Rosalind Jackson

Gorgeous South Pacific beach bodies. A conspiracy theory. A substance that could help treat deadly viruses. A natural fountain of youth. The latest James Bond movie? Nope -- the saga of coconut oil.

By Eleanor Duse

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Some people believe that colloidal silver has great healing properties -- such as relief from viruses and skin irritation. Others have found it to be unsafe and ineffective. It's true that colloidal silver could turn your skin blue, but why?

By Olivia Page

For years, ginger has been used to combat nausea -- but did you know it's now also being looked at to combat cancer?

By Sarah Siddons

Bromelain -- a protein-digesting enzyme that's found in pineapple juice and stems -- has many health benefits. Some of these include the ability to reduce swelling, aid in digestion and relieve mild pain associated with osteoarthritis.

By Andrew Aguecheek

Not only the fruit but also other parts of the graviola plant -- the leaves, stem, bark, roots, and seeds -- have a long history of medicinal use in the Americas.

By Andrew Aguecheek

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What do beef hearts have to do with something that could potentially be used to treat cancer, AIDS, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and asthma?

By Sarah Siddons

For 20 years, ALA supplements have been used to treat a variety of medical conditions including HIV, cancer, hepatitis, vascular disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's. Some doctors believe ALA can even help slow the aging process.

By Richard Winter

There's something fishy about the American diet. Or rather, something not fishy enough. We need to increase our intake of beneficial essential fatty acids, especially omega-3 fats, which can be found in salmon, sardines and fish oil supplement

By Andrew Aguecheek

Beyond its abilities as a culinary spice and a coloring agent, turmeric has been used for hundreds of years in traditional and Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of medical conditions.

By Elizabeth Abbess

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Protein supplements are often advertised as an easy way to lose fat and gain lean muscle mass. But dieters should use caution -- there are some side effects you should know about.

By Eleanor Duse

According to Ayurveda, each person is born with a unique composition of the three doshas -- vata, pitta and kapha -- that determine our physical and psychological makeup.

By Andrew Aguecheek

Have you ever tried holding your breath, drinking water upside down or any other bizarre method to get rid of the hiccups? Do any actually work?

By Meg Sparwath

Nowadays, your trip to a hospital might involve yoga, acupuncture or art therapy. How do complementary medicines work in tandem with traditional treatments, and what are the most common therapies?

By Julia Layton

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With alternative therapies becoming mainstream, it's important to know the benefits -- and dangers -- of stepping outside the traditional medicine arena. What are the pros and cons of expanding your heart-health regimen beyond prescriptions?

By Julia Layton

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that has some people putting down their painkillers. Is the key to reducing postoperative pain on the soles of your feet?

By Julia Layton